Starcraft 2 fans rejoice: Australians aren’t quite as bad at Starcraft 2 as the elitists in Europe and North America make out. Our local lads have been putting in a strong showing in the TeamLiquid Starleague qualifiers over the last few weeks and over the course of the next few hours, they tested their mettle once again in one of the final qualifiers for the international online tournament.
Billed as one of the most prestigious events for the scene, TSL 4 features the best players from, well, everywhere. Literally. Multiple tournaments have been held on the European, North American and Korean servers already, with Australians putting up a remarkably strong showing already. Team Immunity’s Tim “MaFia” He surprised the international scene last week after finishing in the top 8 of the 512+ player tournament. Interestingly, Australia was the most represented country in the round of 16 stage at the same event, with three players – Andrew “mOOnGlaDe” Pender, Bradley “tgun” Seymour and MaFia, making it deep.
MaFia, along with a host of talented Australians, will be having another crack at the rest of the world tonight. You can follow the bracket live over on Team Liquid, which will begin a live cast of the event from the round of 16 onwards. That usually starts somewhere between 5am-6am, but if you want to follow the action before then, there are typically a small group of players who will be streaming their progress through the tournament.
40 Australians have signed up to battle it out in tonight’s enormous bracket (although one of them is the Norwegian Zerg currently studying in Australia, Kristoffer “TargA” Marthinsen) so do your bit and show your support!